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Teen Tutors Help Break Down Barriers

Four East Hampton High School seniors are giving their Spanish-speaking peers a boost by starting a bilingual tutoring program.

Mar 23, 2023
Pierson Names Its Top Two

Pierson High School in Sag Harbor has announced its senior class valedictorian and salutatorian, Emily Squires and Griffin Greene, respectively, who have credited their families for instilling in them the importance of hard work and have acknowledged the special bond with their peers that arose from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mar 23, 2023
Kids Culture for March 23, 2023

Our Fabulous Variety Show’s next family-friendly event is “Neverlanded,” an original take on the classic tale of Peter Pan, featuring students in Project Most’s performing arts classes. Plus: movies, book clubs, dance classes, pizza parties, and more for kids and teens.

Mar 23, 2023
Sag Harbor Pulls Out of Deal

The Sag Harbor School District announced plans on March 15 to attempt an outright purchase of the properties on Marsden Street that had up until that point been on the table for a joint purchase with Southampton Town.

Mar 23, 2023
Calling School Board Candidates

Petitions for candidates interested in serving on public school boards of education are officially available from district clerks across the state. Paperwork is due to be handed in directly to the clerks by 5 p.m. on April 17; the vote is on May 16.

Mar 22, 2023
Springs School Still Seeking Candidates for Principal Job

Twenty-two people have applied for the position of principal at the Springs School, its superintendent, Debra Winter, told the school board on Tuesday. However, when she crosschecked their qualifications with a key part of the school board's employment criteria — that candidates live somewhere on the East End — that pool of applicants shrank to just four.

Mar 22, 2023
Legislation to Update School Funding System

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. of Sag Harbor has signed on as a co-sponsor of three bills aimed at updating and balancing the state’s system of designating money for schools, which were introduced by Assemblyman Nader J. Sayegh of Yonkers. “More and more demands are being placed on local school districts to meet higher standards. . . . To achieve better quality education for all, there must be adequate support from the state,” he said in a statement.

Mar 16, 2023
Sag Harbor Wants to Take on Marsden Street Purchase on Its Own

The Sag Harbor School District announced plans late Wednesday to attempt an outright purchase of the properties on Marsden Street that have up to now been on the table for a joint purchase with Southampton Town, which held two lengthy public hearings on the matter over the last two weeks. 

Mar 16, 2023
Springs School Test Scores Point to Budget Needs

Two conclusions emerged when Christine Cleary, principal of the Springs School, did a deep dive into the data surrounding her students’ proficiency levels in English and math.

Mar 16, 2023
Kids Culture for March 16, 2022

Bay Street Theater has put out a call to teen writers to enter its Writing the Wave: The 2023 New Works Creative Writing Competition. Plus: St. Patrick's Day fun, a library escape room, arts and crafts, and kids' movies coming up this week.

Mar 16, 2023
A New Fire Safety Initiative

A retired East Hampton builder is raising money to bring a mobile trailer resembling a small house — complete with kitchen, living room, and bedroom — to the community here to teach kids what to do if a fire breaks out at home.

Mar 16, 2023
Southampton Supervisor Pitches New Sports Field Possibility in Sag Harbor

In an email sent late Monday night to the Sag Harbor School District, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman pitched the idea of using C.P.F. money to buy development rights at Mashashimuet Park, which would then — in theory — be spent on renovations at the park.

Mar 10, 2023